Painter in Time

PICTURES OF VALLEYS, SNAPSHOTS OF LANDSCAPES
PLACE TO ESCAPE
IS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR
SO MANY WALLS YOU'VE BEEN SURROUNDED BY
NOW YOU'RE TURNING AROUND
AND THERE STILL AT LEAST FOUR

IVORY TOWER, EDGE OF THE TOWN...
AND YOU'VE GOT NO POWER, YOU'VE GOT NO POWER TO TURN IT AROUND...
IT'S JUST THE TIME WHEN YOU'RE ALONE
DREAMING THROUGH THE RAIN...

OIL ON CANVAS; BRUSH IN YOUR HAND
MESS IN YOUR HEAD
AND YOU BEGIN TO PAINT
HIGHER AND HARDER ROAD THAT YOU TAKE
GROUND THAT YOU BREAK
OH! THERE IS SO MUCH AT STAKE!

BABE, YOU MUST STAND, DON'T BE AFRAID
AND IF THIS IS THE END: THIS IS THE END OF THE REFRAIN,
‘CAUSE IT'S ONLY A SONG WHERE YOU ALONE
SWIMMING THROUGH THE PAIN...

...HIGHER AND HIGHER, THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT

I’LL KEEP YOUR FIRE, WHILE YOU GO FROM BEHIND TO BEYOND
OVER THE TIME YOU'VE BEEN ALONE
DREAMING THROUGH THE RAIN
SWIMMING ‘CROSS THE PAIN...



© 1993 Yuri Naumov